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Spring Branch ISD recognized 48 Character Without Question Award recipients during the SBISD Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The awards, which were established 18 years ago, honor students who demonstrate their outstanding character through positive actions. 

“This is one of the most exciting events of the year!” said Chris Earnest, SBISD Board of Trustees president. “We are proud of these students and happy to recognize them for this remarkable achievement.” 

One student was chosen from each campus for exemplifying SBISD’s Core Characteristics of a T-2-4 Ready Graduate

  • Academically Prepared 
  • Ethical & Service-minded 
  • Empathetic & Self-aware 
  • Persistent & Adaptable 
  • Resourceful Problem-solver 
  • Communicator & Collaborator 

The students were nominated by their teachers, counselors, school administrators or other students. Character Without Question Award recipients were selected after meeting with a panel of campus staff and answering questions highlighting their character, trustworthiness and decision-making skills. 

“We are so proud of Carlos! He has shown the values we have taught him at home and has exemplified them in the classroom,” said Flor Gamez, parent of the Character Without Question Award recipient from the Panda Path School for Early Learning. “This is a great award that encourages students to continue being their best selves.” 

All student award winners received a framed recognition and enjoyed a pre-awards reception. SBISD thanks longtime program sponsors the Spring Branch Education Foundation and Wells Fargo for their support of this program and our students. 

“It is a great honor to receive this award from two campuses!” said Allison Howard, a 12th-grade student who was the Character Without Question Award recipient from the Guthrie Center and Stratford High. “I joined SBISD in the seventh grade and it has been a great experience since. Here I have learned that I can achieve anything I set my mind to.” 


2023 Character Without Question Award Winners 


Schools for Early Learning (pre-K)

The Bear Blvd. - Sullivan “Sully” Nunnery, pre-K 4

The Lion Lane - Camila Mendoza, pre-K 4  

The Panda Path - Carlos Segura Gamez II, pre-K 4 

The Tiger Trail - April Hur, pre-K 4

The Wildcat Way - Juliana Moctezuma Osborne, pre-K 4           

Elementary Schools

Buffalo Creek Elementary - Vy Dang, fifth grade

Bunker Hill Elementary - Autarkeia Clement-James, fifth grade

Cedar Brook Elementary - Samuel Sanchez-Diaz, fifth grade

Edgewood Elementary - Monica Salgado-Delgado, fifth grade

Frostwood Elementary -  Helena Holden, fifth grade

Hollibrook Elementary - Sunny Alvarado Brito, fifth grade

Housman Elementary - Abraham Cifuentes, fifth grade

Hunters Creek Elementary -  James Davis, fifth grade

Meadow Wood Elementary - Demitri Cisneros Wills, fifth grade

Memorial Drive Elementary - Kai Sondersted, fifth grade

Nottingham Elementary - Layton LeVrier, fifth grade

Pine Shadows Elementary - Audrey Ferguson, fourth grade

Ridgecrest Elementary - Zoey Fernandez , fifth grade

Rummel Creek Elementary - Luke Schultz, fifth grade

Shadow Oaks Elementary - Kelly Perez Moreno, fifth grade

Sherwood Elementary - Dayna Lagunes, fifth grade

Spring Branch Academic Institute -  Zaid Sakkal, fifth grade

Spring Branch Elementary - William Ramirez, fifth grade

Spring Shadows Elementary - Andrea Solis, fifth grade 

Terrace Elementary - Farrah Reed, fifth grade

Thornwood Elementary - Amin Aboulait, fifth grade

Treasure Forest Elementary - Shalaya Wade , fifth grade

Valley Oaks Elementary - Trent Bringle, fifth grade

Westwood Elementary - Paola Soto, fifth grade

Wilchester Elementary -Samuel Porter, fifth grade 

Woodview Elementary - Bryan Soria Rosales, fifth grade

Middle Schools

Cornerstone Academy - Yeyoon Goong, eighth grade

Landrum Middle School - Tony Sanchez III, eighth grade

Memorial Middle -Iman Iqbal, eighth grade

Northbrook Middle - Deisy Espinoza Hernandez, seventh grade

Spring Branch Academic Institute - Abbey San Lucas, eighth grade

Spring Branch Middle - Grace Martin, eighth grade 

Spring Forest Middle - Sofia Redman, eighth grade

Spring Oaks Middle - Homero Mejia Jr., eighth grade

Spring Woods Middle - Andrew Gomez, eighth grade 

Westchester Academy - Elise Bernadac, seventh grade

High Schools

Academy of Choice - Cristian Guevara, 10th grade

Guthrie Center - Allison Howard, 12th grade (Character Without Question Award recipient from two campuses)

Memorial High - Seth Engvall, 11th grade

Northbrook High - Gadiel Montero Perez, 12th grade

Spring Branch Academic Institute - Cooper King, 12th grade

Spring Woods High - Isabella Hernandez, 10th grade

Stratford High - Allison Howard, 12th grade  (Character Without Question Award recipient from two campuses)

Westchester Academy - Geovanny Melgar, 11th grade 


Congratulations to all award recipients, we are #SBISDProud of you!


View a full album of the celebration!